Ribston Hall High School has been successful in securing Government funding to expand its facilities. The £1.5m project which has been given the go ahead today will enable the construction of a new specialist six-lab science block at the school.
The funding has been received in response to the schools ongoing commitment to widening access for disadvantaged students from the local area to access a grammar school education. These facilities will enhance Science Teaching & Learning at the school as well as opportunities for local primary schools to take advantage of these fantastic facilities.
Only six of the 25 schools who applied were successful.
Headteacher Sarah Colombini said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received confirmation today of funding for our science block. This will increase the opportunities for all students within our school and our primary partners to access science teaching that promotes curiosity, deep learning and a passion for STEM in high-quality science laboratories. This is important to provide a better platform to promote STEM and encourage more women to work in these industries in the future.”
Schools minister Nick Gibb said: "This investment will give even more young people, from all backgrounds, the chance to learn at some of the highest-performing schools in the country benefitting from the world-class education they offer.
"Successful schools are also required to work with neighbouring schools to share expertise so that opportunities can be improved for as many young people as possible as part of our continued efforts to drive up standards."